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Efira in 2016
5 May 1977 |
Schaerbeek,(Region of Brussels-Capital) Belgium
|Occupation||Actress, news anchor|
|Years active||2005 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Patrick Ridremont (m. 2002; div. 2005)|
|Partner(s)||Mabrouk El Mechri (present)|
Life and career
She is the daughter of Professor André Efira, hemato-oncologist, and Carine Verelst. Efira is of partial Greek-Jewish descent. She was first hired by Club RTL (A Belgian TV channel in the RTL Group) to present a children's show called Mégamix. She went on to present other programmes in Belgium, including A la recherche de la nouvelle Star. In September 2002 she was offered the job of the presenter of Belgian's version of Star Academy. After casting to be a weather girl on France's M6 channel, she was soon pushed into the limelight as one of M6's main public faces, presenting shows such as Le Grand Zap, La saga des ..., Follement Gay, Absolument 80/90, Le Grand Piège and Drôles d'équipes. She was the host of Classé Confidentiel for one year, before replacing Benjamin Castaldi as the host of the popular musical reality show Nouvelle Star for the end of the show's fourth series. She also presents various shows on RTL-TVi (a spin-off channel in the RTL Group). Efira was a guest star on the highly successful French show Kaamelott.
Efira's film career took off in 2004, appearing as Dr. Liz Wilson in the French-language version of Garfield: The Movie, as well as playing Piper in the French version of the 2005 film Robots. In 2012, she won the Audience Award at the 2nd Magritte Awards.
In 2010, she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue.
She was married to Patrick Ridremont from 2002 to 2005 when they separated. They filed for divorce in February 2009. She is now in a relationship with Mabrouk El Mechri, with whom she has a daughter, Ali, born 24 May 2013 in Paris. She was granted French citizenship in 2016.
|2005||Africains poids-moyens||Daniel Cattier||Short|
|2006–09||Kaamelott||Berlewen||Alexandre Astier||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2007||Max & Co||Cathy||Frédéric & Samuel Guillaume|
|Un amour de fantôme||Anna||Arnaud Sélignac||TV movie|
|2007–08||Off Prime||Virginie||Stéphane Kopecky, Bruno Solo, ...||TV series (24 episodes)|
|2009||The Barons||The misunderstood artist||Nabil Ben Yadir|
|Le siffleur||Candice||Philippe Lefebvre|
|Canal presque||The Host||Pierre Jamin & Serge Khalfon||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2010||Kill Me Please||Inspector Evrard||Olias Barco||Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|L'amour, c'est mieux à deux||Angèle||Dominique Farrugia & Arnaud Lemort|
|En chantier, monsieur Tanner !||The banker||Stefan Liberski||TV movie|
|2011||My Worst Nightmare||Julie||Anne Fontaine|
|La chance de ma vie||Johanna Sorini||Nicolas Cuche||Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival – Best Actress|
|À la maison pour Noël||Sarah Moreau||Christian Merret-Palmair||TV movie|
|2012||Dead Man Talking||Elisabeth Lacroix||Patrick Ridremont|
|Hénaut président||Herself||Michel Muller|
|2013||It Boy||Alice Lantins||David Moreau|
|Turning Tide||Marie Drevil||Christophe Offenstein|
|Les invincibles||Caroline Fernet||Frédéric Berthe|
|Le débarquement||Various||Renaud Le Van Kim||TV series (1 episode)|
|2015||Caprice||Alicia Bardery||Emmanuel Mouret|
|Une famille à louer||Violette Mandini||Jean-Pierre Améris|
|The Sense of Wonder||Louise Legrand||Éric Besnard|
|Et ta soeur||Marie Guibal||Marion Vernoux|
|2016||Up for Love||Diane Duchêne||Laurent Tirard||Nominated – Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress|
|In Bed with Victoria||Victoria Spick||Justine Triet||Magritte Award for Best Actress
Nominated — César Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Lumières Award for Best Actress
|Elle||Rebecca||Paul Verhoeven||Nominated — Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2017||Pris de court||Nathalie||Emmanuelle Cuau|
|Call My Agent !||Herself||Laurent Tirard (2)||TV Series (1 Episode)|
- "Magritte : Virginie Efira, la préférée du public". La Libre Belgique (in French). 5 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "La fin d'une belle histoire". La Dernière Heure (in French). 17 August 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- Bernard, Sophie (13 February 2009). "Virginie Efira divorce en direct" (in French). News-de-stars.com. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "Virginie Efira est maman". Pure People (in French). 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- This article is based on the translation of the corresponding article of the French Wikipedia.
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